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Karyn Bryant
Born Karyn Elaine Bryant
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation Anchor/Reporter/Actor
Spouse(s) Wade (2001–present) 1 child
Official website

Karyn Bryant is an American actress, writer, and television personality.


Early life

She was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed secondary school at Lawrence Academy at Groton, and received bachelor's degrees[1] from Brown University in political science and sociology.


Bryant's love of music led to her first television job[1] in 1990, as an MTV VJ. She later hosted a live, daily music program on FX called Sound fX alongside Matt Ostrom and Orlando Jones. Jeff Probst replaced Jones toward the end of the show's run.

Bryant was chosen by TNT to host a series of entertainment vignettes called Rough Cut. The success of the vignettes prompted TNT to turn Rough Cut into a weekly television series hosted and written by Bryant. This marked the beginning of Bryant's professional relationship with Turner Broadcasting. TBS soon launched the wraparound series Movies, For Guys Who Like Movies, allowing Bryant to drive a U.S. Naval LCAC hovercraft, train with Marine snipers and engage in other activities. Lorne Michaels later picked Bryant to host his new daily VH1 game show, Name That Video in 2001; Bryant filmed 50 episodes.

After a brief stint hosting CNN's Talk Back Live, Bryant was chosen to co-anchor CNN's revamped Showbiz Tonight in 2004[2].

Bryant, a Patriots and Red Sox fan, joined ESPN for their first live New Years Eve show as the countdown to 2006 began. That year, Bryant joined the Showtime Championship Boxing announcer team with Steve Albert, Al Bernstein and Jim Gray. In May 2008, Bryant was invited by CBS to join their Elite Xtreme Combat announcer team[3] for their new primetime mixed martial arts programming, debuting mixed martial arts for the first time on primetime network television May 31, 2008[4]. Bryant also co-owns and hosts an internet television channel, MMA H.E.A.T., which covers most mixed martial arts sporting events. ("H.E.A.T." stands for "Heart. Endurance. Aggression. Technique.") This channel is hosted collaboratively through iBN Sports.

Personal life

Bryant lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Wade, and their daughter, Aurora.

TV appearances



Recurring roles


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